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Fatal bus accident in Haryana claims the lives of seven students

Seven school students were tragically killed and 15 others injured in a horrific bus accident in Haryana’s Mahendragarh district. The incident occurred when the bus, carrying 40 children, lost control and overturned.

According to Superintendent of Police Arsh Verma, the cause of the accident was negligence and rash driving. The driver reportedly lost control of the bus and collided with a tree, with suspicion that he may have been under the influence of alcohol.

Investigations revealed that the bus had an expired fitness certificate dating back to 2018. Shockingly, the school was operational despite being a holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr.

The students, ranging from Class IV to Class X, were from G.L. Public School in Kanina. They were en route to school when the bus overturned while attempting to overtake another vehicle, leading to the tragic outcome.

Tragically, five children lost their lives at the accident site, while two more succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital. Ravi Kaushik of Nihal hospital mentioned that out of the 20 children brought to the hospital, four were already dead upon arrival.

The local administration disclosed that 12 injured students have been transferred to a nearby hospital, while two others in critical condition have been admitted to a hospital in Rohtak. The community is in shock and mourning over this devastating loss.

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